Vi­sion Ul­tra Light Nymph line £39.99

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Tackle -

THE prob­lem with us­ing a stan­dard fly-line for the Euro­pean style of nymph­ing is that you can get a lot of line sag be­tween the rod rings, which means you lose the all-im­por­tant con­nec­tion with your flies. This is why many an­glers switch to long French lead­ers, do­ing away with a fly line al­to­gether. But over the last few years there has been an emer­gence of spe­cial­ist lines aimed specif­i­cally at these nymph­ing styles, and these act as a smooth, seam­less ex­ten­sion of your leader. One such line is the Vi­sion Ul­tra Light Nymph, a level 28-me­tre (91-foot) line with a di­am­e­ter of only 0.58mm and with a mi­cro loop at each end. It meets Euro­pean com­pe­ti­tion stan­dards which state the line must be a min­i­mum di­am­e­ter of 0.55mm. The great thing about this line is you can fish it with a much shorter leader and, depending on how you con­nect leader to fly line, it will shoot smoothly through the rod rings and not im­pede the cast. Be­cause it is so thin, it doesn’t sag be­tween the rod rings, so you stay in di­rect con­tact with your flies. Be­ing a level line also means that you can eas­ily re­verse it if one of the ends gets dam­aged. The light olive line is built around a low stretch core so of­fers the same type of sen­si­tiv­ity you get with low di­am­e­ter braid.

VER­DICT:

A very slick fly line and I found I could shoot it an in­cred­i­ble dis­tance, a bonus when I was try­ing to tar­get a par­tic­u­lar area or seam of wa­ter. Showed no mem­ory straight from the box.

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